The Brits have a retort for someone who asks a question with so many unquantified variables that the query is pretty much unanswerable: how long is a piece of string? There’s your answer to the question posed by NRA gun scribe B. Gil Horman at americanrifleman.org: “Will someone, either a self-defender or an assailant, be able to keep moving or fighting after being struck by a handgun bullet?” Mr. Horman strings his readers along for a fair few paragraphs, describing the main factors that apply (e.g. the bullet, the perp, luck). At the end of the metaphorical day, Horman concludes “I never want to find out.” That makes one of us, at least in theory. I’d like to know the odds of both myself and the bad guy carrying on after a bullet strike or strikes. And while I practice weak hand shooting, can you train for pain, mentally or physically?